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Current Head Banners

Head banners are the banners at the top of the RuneScape website. The first one, Island Assault, was released on 1 July 2008 when the RuneScape website received a huge makeover and the game itself was upgraded to RuneScape High Detail, before that just a logo was shown which would also change sometimes during holidays or major updates (these are also archived in the "Pre-2008" article below). Banners link to their corresponding news posts.

After the release of "Island Assault", the banner has been frequently featuring holiday events or major events in RuneScape. Since 2011, special offers and new quests were included, and from 2012 on, nearly every game update gets its own banner, many of which are additionally previewed and featured in the Lobby.

Merch Store - Free ShippingEdit

Merch Store free shipping head banner

  • Occasion: The Merch Store is now offering free shipping on orders from £15 or more until the 16th March.
  • Scene: Two Jagex Moderators wearing shirts bought through the Merch Store, including the new Hardcore Ironman shirt
  • Duration: 9 March - 21 March

Back to the FreezerEdit

Back to the Freezer head banner

  • Occasion: Help Chuck prevent the latest penguin plot to reduce Gielinor's temperature.
  • Scene: Concept art of penguins stranded in the desert near the T.A.R.D.I.S
  • Duration: 27 February -

Double XP WeekendEdit

Double XP Weekend head banner 3

  • Occasion: Double XP Weekend is now live, running from 17 February to 20 February.
  • Scene: Concept art showing Gielinor in the background.
  • Duration: 17 February - 20 February

Win an Amazon EchoEdit

Amazon Echo competition head banner

  • Occasion: Enter the competition for a chance to win an Amazon Echo, to celebrate the release of One Piercing Note on the device.
  • Scene: Concept art of Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede's interior
  • Duration: 6 February - 17 February

Premier Club 2017: Last ChanceEdit

Premier Club 2017 Last Chance head banner

  • Occasion: It's the last chance to buy the 2017 Premier Club package before it's removed on 5th February.
  • Scene: Concept art of Menaphos in the background and the Menaphite Ancient Outfit in the foreground
  • Duration: 31 January - 6 February

Nex: Angel of DeathEdit

Angel of Death head banner

  • Occasion: Take on Nex in her new chamber
  • Scene: Concept art of Nex: Angel of Death
  • Duration: 30 January - 27 February

Hati, Sköll & FenrirEdit

Hati, Skoll and Fenrir head banner 2

  • Occasion: Hati, Sköll and Fenrir return for 2017. Kill all three to complete the Wolf outfit and gain experience in several skills.
  • Scene: Hati and Sköll in a snowy forest area
  • Duration: 16 January - 30 January

Memorial to GuthixEdit

Memorial to Guthix head banner

  • Occasion: Train Divination to recover memory strands and engrams that reveal some of Guthix's memories.
  • Scene: A ghostly image of Guthix near the Memorial site
  • Duration: 10 January - 30 January

Dungeoneering WeekendEdit

Dungeoneering Winter Weekend head banner

  • Occasion: Take advantage of the Dungeoneering weekend with double tokens from regular floors and sinkholes, as well as 50% more experience from Sinkhole lamps.
  • Scene: A snowy background with the Wizards' Tower and Clan Citadel visible.
  • Duration: 6 January - 9 January


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Splash pageEdit

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The Splash Page was significantly altered after an update.
This article is retained to provide information on past elements of RuneScape.

On the previous splash page (the page you got on when visiting the RuneScape website for the first time) there were also a few banners promoting the game which can be seen below. Now it just shows some screenshots.

NOTE: On the website all these banners had small animations.


  • As of 27 April 2012 no head banners were shown, instead it just showed the background which looks the same as the default banner but without any animations. This was most likely just a bug and has been fixed with the Runespan update.

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